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>> massacre in charles top. >> at some point we as a country will have to reconcile the fact that this doesn't happen in other advanced country. >> president obama gets emotional talking about charles tonne and guns in america threology. >> the pope will have an impact over millions of catholics around the world. a wake up call from pope francis to get serious about climate change
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washed away flooding and rains causes evacuations of thousands. democracy threatens in hong kong. >> when the next chief is elected by 1200 people they'll start screaming "why wasn't there universal suffer ridge?" there was on the themselves to blame rejection of a chinese-backed electoral reform plan raising questions about democracy in one of the world's great cities. good evening i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. we begin in charleston south carolina, a city coming to terms with what appears to be a racially mote vade massacre at a church. dylann roof is behind bars,
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arrested in north carolina earlier, and extradited to south carolina this evening. his capture ending a 14 hour overnight air hunt. dylann roof walked into a prayer meeting, sat with black parishioners for an hour and deliberately shot and killed nine of them before fleeing. federal and state officials are investigating the shooting as a hate crime. >> why did you do it. >> how do you feel. >> this is the man arrested 21 year-old dylann roof was detained in a traffic stop three hours away in north carolina. detective say he spent an hour at a church prayer meeting before opening fire. this, say police, was a hate crime.
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>> we woke up today... ..and the heart and sole of south carolina was broken. >> reporter: as police worked around the scene of the massacre a nation-wide search went out. the alleged shooter was pulled over in a north carolina stop. in shelby a 3-hour drive from charleston. his uncle recognised the picture and alerted the authorities. >> that awful person, that terrible human being who would go into a place of worship where people were praying, and kill them is now in custody where he will always remain. >> for the 14th time since he became president, president obama had to talk about a mass shooting in america. >> at some point we as a country
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would have to reckon as a fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries, it's in our ability to do something about it. >> in a facebook page, roth is seen wearing a jacet carrying a flag of south africa, apartheid. >> it has to stop. >> people are scared to talk about the real issue, which is race. it's alleged dylann roof told one wom snn in the church that shee would live to tell what happened. community leaders in charleston say it is a time for solidarity. >> we stand in solidarity. we solicit your prayers for family members that lost loved ones here tonight. >> reporter: this was a church founded by african-americans to eliminate slavery. dylann roof will be interviewed by police. the key questions are whether he acted alone, and why he did what he did
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there's a growing memorial for the victims outside the church where the attack took place. people have been stopping by to leave flowers, balloons and other its. robert ray joins us. the accused gunman is back in south carolina, what is next for him. >> indeed. he is back he was flown by the federal bureau of investigation in north carolina, he is in an isolation cell awaiting a bond hearing. as you can see behind me this is the church where the murders occurred. nine people last night, and u.s. senator lindsay gram speaking to people, telling people that south carolina will heal via loving each other and justice will be served. senator lindsay gram is running for president of the united states. >> and 24 hours almost passed since the shooting occurred.
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what is the mood there in charleston. you have seen so much emotion, i see the people there behind you. >> it is sombre. it is very quiet. throughout the day there has been people that have been walking up and down the street giving condolences. there's a lot of tears on the street, vehicles driving by to see the site and i think people are trying to figure out how charleston will fix the issue here, whether or not how long it will take for people to get over this and there's a lot of topics discussed on the street. many things gun violence racism and there's a lot of questions that need to be answered. clearly another discussion in the u.s. as witnessed another tragedy here in south carolina we'll have a look at gun violence in the united states and around the world coming up in the next segment. thanks to robert ray in charleston israeli prime minister
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binyamin netanyahu is condemning an attack on a famous catholic church. official suspect the attack on the church of the multiple loaves and fish was carried out by extremists, on the spot where jesus performed a miracle of heating five loaves of bread and two fish and fed thousands. binyamin netanyahu called for a full investigation. u.s. secretary-general ban ki-moon blasted israel for the killing of more than 500 children during the conflict last year and called on the government to take steps to avoid such actions in the future. international activists are calling on the united nations to add israel to a the list of shame for violators of human rights. the secretary-general is walking a political typerope. >> the u.n. secretary-general presenting his report on children in the world's conflict zones to the security council.
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it's a deeply controversial document, leaving israel off the list of worst violators, despite detailing how the israeli operation in gaza caused the death of more than 540 children. later ban ki-moon addressed reporters. >> ladies an gentlemen i hope you under my situation, i have an urgent meeting where i have to participate. i hand the floor over to my special representative. >> reporter: secretary-general, we are told it's your report, it's you we have you ask the questions to. claiming he was too busy, the u.n. secretary-general left his special representative to answer questions, even though she represented that israel be on the list of violators, and it was his decision to take them off the list. and the secretary-general bow to political pressure and remove israel from the annex. >> i will not answer the question. i stand by the report, what is in it.
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i think that we said already, and i think in the report you have the response of the secretary-general, so i'll stick the palestinian ambassador said he was anguished by a decision not to put israel on the list. >> if you meet the criteria, you have to be there, not for political consideration. to remove you from there. >> israel has given its response, even though it managed to keep itself off the black list. the ambassador to the united nations complained about misconduct in the office of the u.n. special representative, which he accuses of bias. starting tomorrow more than 2,000 vietnam veterans will be eligible for disability benefits related to agent orange. the department of veteran affairs agreed for the first time to establish a special
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category for agent orange to include troops not on the ground or didn't serve on inland waterways in vietnam. the new rules apply to 2,000 air force reservists and active duty forces exposed to the chemical. the pay out is expected to be 48 million over 10 years, in addition to special health care of coverage to the conflict in yemen, 30 were killed by houthi forces and tribesman in the central part of the country. a fist fight broke out on the side lines of the united nations peace talks in geneva. yemeni protesters interrupted a houthi news conference by throwing a shoe at the speaker. shoe throwing is a serious insult in arab culture. the u.s. is criticizing the yemeni government to include a financier as part of a u.n. team at the peace talks. the delegation member is a major
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part of the global network funding terrorism. we are learning more about the c.i.a. drone strike that killed the head of al qaeda in yemen last week. >> "the washington post" says the attack is what is known as a signature strike. national security correspondent jamie mcintyre explanation. >> reporter: pentagon officials have not confirmed the report but did not wave me off it. frankly it has all the ear marks of a signature strike where the u.s. uses patterns of activity to identify targets they believe al qaeda or other potential enemy forces gathered in one place. the practice is somewhat controversial, because the u.s. doesn't find out who is killed until after the dust clears. you may recall two months ago the white house announced in january 2nd hostages held by al qaeda were accidentally killed in a so-called signature strike. the president apologised and the white house said protocols for carrying out signature
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strikes were followed to a tee, but resulted in unintended but tragic consequences. back then the drone strike hit an al qaeda compound in pakistan, along the border unaware at the time that two aid workers were held captive. the protocols require near certainty not only that there are legitimate targets, but near certainty that no incident civilians will be killed. in january, the protocols failed to protect warren weinstein and an italian, giovani laporto. there was no reports of casualties, and al qaeda announced the death of its leader in yemen. the strike was cited as evidence of the long reach of the u.s. as it had to pull all of its troops out of yemen thank you, jamie mcintyre reporting from washington i.s.i.l. fighters reportedly shot an iraqi war plane.
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eyewitnesss report the jet went down north of fallujah. there's no word on the fate of the pilot. meanwhile, there was heavy fighting between i.s.i.l. and iraqi forces. the refinery changed hands several times. niger is blaming boko haram for two deadly raids on wednesday. 40 people died on twin attacks near areas of northern nigeria, under the control of the rebel groups. hundreds of homes were burnt the the deposit of neighbouring -- government of neighbouring chad accused them of two suicide bombings there. >> in hong kong politicians rejected an attempt by the chinese government to impose fake democracy. china's proposal would allow hong kong voters to elect their
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leaders in 2017, but the candidate would need to be cleared by beijing. adrian brown reports. >> reporter: after two days of intense and impassioned debate it ended quickly and chaotically. the government supporters in the legislature voted with their feet walking out of the chamber, ensuring a win for their opponents. the plans were in tatters. >> at this point i'm pained and disappointed that a political reform has been vetoed. i cannot predict when the democratic reform can step foot again. a. >> it was a surreal moment politicians spending years campaigning for democracy voted down hor of it. they say it offered hong kong fake democracy, a public vote but with no more than three candidates vetted by beijing.
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>> the community is deeply split, completely split asundayer. it is sad. half want us to support it half want us to oppose it. >> the government disheartened supporters, and knew that it would be a formality, they didn't have the numbers. the leader will be appointed by a select committee generally loyal to china's government. >> when the next chief executive is elected by 1200 people they will start screaming "why wasn't there a universal suffrage. they have themselves to blame. >> this was the best and last comment for more democracy. the proposal fell short of what the main opposition parties were prepared to accept. beijing warned there would be no more political concessions. it was this package or nothing. >> it's been a turbulent few years for hong kong that strained the difficult and complex relationship with china,
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streets were occupied. there were violent confrontations with police station, in the flame of true democracy, which after today is further away than ever. >> even the occupy movement for 70 days we can't get the public consultation. >> there were no winners here. a relentless war of words between rival groups left a political stalemate and a simmering anger thailand confirmed the first case of middle eastern respiratory syndrome, m.e.r.s. a 75-year-old man travelling to the middle east has been diagnosed with the virus. several members of his family are under quarantine to help keep the disease from spreading. >> translation: this patient travelled from a country in the middle east from 15 june 2015 for treatment for a heart condition. he had fatigue and difficulty
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breathing. >> reporter: the news comes as south korea fights an outbreak killing more than 20, infecting 162 others a shooting in charleston is a reminder of the issue of guns in america. coming up, how other countries deal with gun violence. in a stunning rise in the number of people displaced around the world.
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[ bagpipes playing ] " a sombre mood outside the south carolina church where nine people were killed last night. mourners were gathered at the charleston church to pay tribute to the victims, president obama
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called for stricter gun control after the massacre. this is the 14th time he made a statement after a mass shooting since taking office. there has been no major changes to u.s. gun laws. our in context segment - gun violence. we look at how other countries respond to some of the world's worse massacres. this 21-year-old, shunned by women and rejected for military service because of tuberculosis killed 29 people using a shotgun, axe and sword. his attack inspired movies books and a play. and was considered the worst massacre for decades. until 1982 when a 26-year-old south korean policeman killed 56 people in an 8-hour rage in south korea. but the deadliest massacre to date began with a bomb blast outside the prime minister's office in oslo norway
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july 22nd, 2011. two hours later anders brefic opened fire on a summer camp in victoria island. >> translation: the man was standing upright, dressed as a policeman and pretended me was there to help us trying to lure us closer. >> reporter: 77 were killed. the youngest. >> translation: my thoughts are with those wounded and those that lost their lives. i ensured everything possible is done to help the victims. especially those in a critical condition >> reporter: it led to a tightening of norway's terror laws. it was also a result of a u.k. massacre. thomas killed handguns to kill five and 6-year-olds and their game teacher at doesn't blame primary school. >> the scene that met us in the
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hall, in the gym was appalling. one's worst nightmare. i can't get the images out of my head yet. i think that was some time. it was an appalling matter. >> reporter: the private ownership of handguns is banned in britain, and the u.k. has some of the toughest gun laws. >> weeks after doesn't plain 29-year-old martin bryant used semi-automatic riving to kill 70 people on the seaside town of port arthur on the island of tasmania australia. laws banned semiautomatic rifles, tightened gun legislation and licensing, and background checks and a 28 day period. australia rate of gun homicide is 130th. there hasn't been a mass shooting since port arthur
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dan gross is the president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. good to have you here. >> god to be here. >> here we are again a tragic finality. do you expect that anything will change? >> i think ultimately something will change but it will take not anything that the president says and not an individual mass shooting, but when the american public is aware of what is going on where we have elected officials who are acting as lap dogs for the gun lobby, and the gun industry and selling out our safety and really undermining our interest. >> you wrote a piece calling for background checks and education for parents, calling for shutting down of bad gun leaders, and refer to it as something everyone supports. it's not getting through congress or state legislators. >> there's good news and since
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the terrible tragedy of sandy hook the narrative is that nothing changed after sandy hook because na bill failed -- that bill failed in congress. since the day the bill failed we expanded background checks to all gun sales in six states. there's momentum. >> some states loosened restrictions. depends what you talk about loosening or tightening restrictions. we should talk about whether states are significantly less or more safe. the six states with expanded background checks will see 46% fewer women killed by intimate partners 48% fewer law enforcement killed with guns. we are vanlsing the cause of safety not the cause of gun control but safety. >> would any of those methods have helped where the father of the shooter bought the gun for him. >> we need to look at all of the
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gun violence, and what we can do to prevent the greatest number of tragedies. every day in our nation 88 lives are lost to bullets. most of those acts of violence are preventible, and preventible through ways we agree. for example, keeping guns out of the hands of convicted felons through background checks. what might have helped in this case is if the father who apparently gave the young man the gift of that gun on his birthday, had thought about, you know, maybe this is a kid who is unstable and apparently starting to come out, that there were warning signs there. >> president obama said that this does not happen in other advanced countries around the world. we saw in courtney kealy's peace there has been a number of massacres in first world countries. so mass shootings occur in other places like the united states around the world. >> mass shootings happen everywhere. i'm not proclaiming that we'll
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prevent every single mass shooting in the country. what i can proclaim is every year 32,000 lives are lost as a result of shootings, and we can prevent most of those tragedies from happening by keeping guns out of the wrong hands. >> there is a direct or a fairly direct correlation in countries around the world, the ones that have stronger gun control, fewer guns on the streets do have fewer murders. >> it's a plain fact where access to guns especially by the people that we agree are dangerous is more difficult to get. there are fewer gun deaths and, you know that's what we need to strive for if the u.s. not to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. 5% of gun dealers in our country are responsible for selling 90% of crime guns. there are a few thousands bad apples, we need to go after them shut them down and expand
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background checks and educate the american public gun owners - there are millions of people that have guns in their homes across the country. they believe they are making their homes safer. we need people to realise while respecting why people own guns and there are valid reasons. they need to understand the risks, and we saw some of the risks to arming a young person in this terrible tragedy today. >> dan gross, good to have you with us. >> pope francis lays down the law on climate change. the vatican calling out global leaders to get serious. as the clock clicks to default. no sign of compromise on the greek debt crisis.
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welcome back to al jazeera america i'm antonio mora.
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coming up in this half hour of international news - conflict causes nearly 60 million people from their homes around the world. first, pope francis, no stranger to controversy, published his thoughts on the environment. the pope declared a need for leaders and individuals around the world to take steps necessary to counteract climate change. we have this report from the vatican on how the prayers of the environmentalists have been answered. >> reporter: it's judgment day on the causes of climate change. the vatican released a long letter called an encyclical written by pope francis with his views on ecology and environment, embracing the theory that global warming is mainly caused by human activity. in the 184-paged document published in eight languages pope francis called for dramatic changes in lifestyle and with
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what he calls: accusing governments of not doing enough to tackle the problem. the pope's unprecedented stance is an answer to prayers from environmentalists. >> translation: it's important that the pope says climate change carries an ethical and moral burden. we agree climate change is an ethical issue, it affects the poor and those that bear less responsibility. the pope's message has an impact on catholics around the world and we hope it pushes politicians to act. >> reporter: while pope francis based his conclusions on global warming on the findings of the international scientific community, the vatican claims it was among the first institution to believe that global warming is caused by human activity. built in 1603 the vatican pontifical academy of sciences was the first in the world.
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among the first members was galileo galilea was along the first members, tried for heresy. the catholic church these days has full faith in science. >> they say we follow what the american scientists say. it's us through academy members paul and mario, who first claimed in the 1990s, that the disproportionate use of fossil fuel caused climate change and global warming. >> reporter: the vatican is trying to set an example by aiming to become the world's first carbon neutral state. not impossible for the smallest state in the world with no industries. ironically it pollutes the most on the day a new pope is elected. >> time to take out the trash. >> reporter: the encyclical became a blockbuster for environmental groups around the world. a non profit organisation in brazil released a hollywood-style trailer has been released in relation to it. the real pope is asked to use his power of persuasion to make
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the world a cleaner place bob is a former congressman representing south carolina's fourth district for 12 years, and the founder of the energy and enterprise initiative at george mason university and a republican environmentalists. good to have you with us. >> good to be with you. >> your position is the republican party needs to change the way it approaches climate change. >> right we have good answers to things like climate change and we suffer with an inferiority complex that we need to over cox. -- overcome. it's a matters of fixing the environment and the climate will take care of itself. >> how likely is it to see change, as we go into a conventional year, unless you stick it the conservative orthodoxy, the manmade events are not leading to climate
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change, that you can't get through the primaries, because it's the conservative base that shows up to vote. and most american conservatives do not believe that climate change is the result of manmade efforts. >> that is changing because young conservatives are with us. we at that is coming our way, and the other thing it the recession is leading us people are able to focus. then we benefit tremendous from things like the pope's issuance cyclical making a game changer. doesn't the popes and cyclical create a difficult dilemma for some of these candidates as they move forward. the pope is not as popular among conservatives as among others in this country, he is popular. they are in a position of either disagreeing with the pope or disagree with the majority
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opinion of the base. and choosing to become cafeteria catholics themselves. they are the same people that criticized, i think rightly, because i'm pro-life for being cafeteria catholics, by nout accepting the church's teaching on abortion. when it comes to climate, the same people become cafeteria catholics by disagreeing with the vote. >> the dissidents created by that is constructive. it will make it so that this - perhaps we can get to having this discussion not just in a political realm, but a moral realm, and find a good policy jed bush on tuesday said "i don't get economic policy from my bishops, cardinals or popes. jed bush being a catholic. is that an easy way out or could it back fire? >> i think there's an easier way
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of saying that. i think he could say he respects the role of the church and for me and other fellow conservatives, they should say the people of faith should be free to come into the public square and express their views based op their faith. it's freedom of expression guaranteed in the first amendment. of course the pope is legitimate to speak about something that affects god's creation and the people around the world. so i think that for people like jed bush that want to change what they are saying about that... >> you have said things that are interesting about how the g.o.p. that there are free enterprise solutions that can attack - improve the environment and focus on climate change. but republicans have made a lot of hay about going against president obama in a number of green initiatives that have failed. again, difficult position for the republicans. >> except that we have a better idea. really, this is what conservatives claim, and rightly
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so, that we have the power of free enterprise champions of free enterprise. and what we need to do is get rid of clumsy incentives and tax, government mandates and replace them with a simply attaching of all the cost of the fuels, eliminate the subsidies, and the free enterprise system can sort this out. if we could overcome that interior yority complex, step forward is say "we have an answer, let's talk about it." the good news is it's an answer that can bring left and right together. there are progressives in america that agree with that policy. >> it's good to have you with us. thank you. >> great to be with you the e.u. has called for an emergency summit next week on greece's financial situation. on thursday officials said there had been no progress in bailout talks in luxembourg.
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the euro group's president claims athens is proposing unrealistic measures. >> we haven't heard a credible and full plan. we need credible measures to fill in the fiscal gaps in the talks, and credible measures to bring the economy on track. they are not popular, they are not easy to take and the question is whether the greek government is prepared to take them. >> greece could turn to russia for help to repay $2 billion to the i.m.f. prime minister alexis tsipras is slated to meet with russian president vladimir putin tomorrow. russia is vowing to boycott the u.s. and european foods until the west drops sanctions imposed over russia's involvement in ukraine. the deputy prime minister told the press that the boycott supports russian formers. russia's economy suffered under the sanctions which were imposed more than a year ago. >> the house gave a green light
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to the president's trade agenda. it was a nahhor 218-208 to grant the president fast-track authority, the president found support among the g.o.p. a senate vote is expected next week. a stunning report on the increase of displaced people around the world. we'll show you an example of that in mauritania home to hundreds of thousands of refugees in mali. and another in the dominican republic, where time is running out for hatian
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the united nations says the number of people displace said from their homes by conflict and persecution reached an all-time high according to the u.n.h.c.r. report. that number at the beginning of this year was 59.9 million, up 8 million from the beginning of 2014 and half of them are children. broken into regions, the numbers of displaced people rose 51% in europe, 31% in asia to 9 million. in the middle east and north africa jumping 19%, and 17% in
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sub-saharan africa despite not including nigeria in that number. and the displaced by 12% in the americas. 400,000 have been displaced by conflicts in the west african nation of mali. most mallians found refuge in mauritania. as the tighting escalates relief agencies are struggling to keep up with the need. this report from a refugee camp in mauritania near the border with mallee. >> reporter: life in this camp is precarious. the severity of the elements is nothing compared to the dangers that drove these people from their homes. >> reporter: men came and began to destroy our homes. they tortured us looting our property including women's jewellery. we fled to a village that came under attack by the army. >> reporter: these people are
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nomads. their lives have been threatened since the emerges of a new al qaeda group known as the movement for the liberation of musna. they have not stated their objections they target the army. the soldiers reportedly take revenge on the ethnic group. >> translation: we are poor people that have never done harm to the government. the army attacked our homes, took our many and forced us to pay ransoms. some attacked some areas, but we don't have links with them. >> reporter: the impact of the attacks can be seen in the refugee champ on the mauritanian side of the border. >> reporter: you can see the latest arrivals hosted in the camp pending final registration. some of them came two days ago and speak of acts of aggression
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and arrest by the malian army. >> the u.n. says a new wave of refugees joined the camp as of late. >> translation: during the last two months we received small groups of refugees. we do our best to provide food water, health services to the people. we call on the world to support the effort. >> the refugees complain of shortages of food and medical services. they say months passed without distribution by relief agencies. a conflict resolution is promised, but so far it's only more difficulties. turning to the dominican republic, hundreds of thousands could face mass deportation. many have been in the dominican republic for years, lots born
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there. they had until last night to register with the government. those that didn't are considered illegal. adam raney joins us from santa domingo. it's been a day since the deadline to register. have we seen moves towards deportation. >> reporter: well, we have been speaking to officials at the government. they have no detailed operations going on now. we were expecting to see some movement. it might be a way to have a low profile or not deport the people. maybe it's not the policy but there's a lot of international attention now. there's a lot of international criticism of the policy. they don't look the government at all anxious to send tens of thousands of people over the border. we have been speaking to people of hatian descent here in the capital. they said they fired paperwork,
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but their documentation was incomplete they were told by officials. many are debating whether or not they should cross on their own, and there would be less of a penalty, or at least that way they will not lose possessions. there's a stalemate now. people are in a bit of a flux in between being legal or not legal. they don't know what to do. we don't know if the government will start massive deport aces. there are centers prepared to take people out of the country. >> we heard the reports that there are preparations that have been made. why is this going on? >> well there's a long complicated history in the dominican republic. these are the haiti - you know no one in the dominican republic is going to say that. a lot is rooted in race and class. many see hatians as blacker than they are.
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the dominican republic has many of mixed race or african-american ancestry you have a class, economic issue. some of the tendencies you see with the mexico u.s. history of people being against immigration, it has a deeper racial history as well. there's a history of massacres dating back to the 1930s and earlier of hatians trying to come into the dominican republic by security forces in the dom can republic. it's a long history, one country richer and the other poorer that being haiti thank you adam raney. and to talk about some of the things adam brought up we are joined by edward a history professor at john j college. and specialises in this area. i know there was a court decision there has been a law allowing all this to happen. why has that happened? why is there a move for this to
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happen politically in the dominican republic. >> yesterday, as you know it was a deadline. there was a move in the press, or everyone heard that there were going to be a lot of deportations. everyone that i spoke with in the dominican republic this week is on edge particularly in the haitian community, and the community of dominicans why is the government moving to do this? is there a popular antagonism these days towards the haitian migrants? >> i think for the last 25 years there has been an increase of anti-hatianism in the dominican republic, and we see the intensification historically by the elite, using the hatian bogeyman, so to speak, in times of economic turmoil, and as a way to deflect from real issues
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such as corruption. >> but the real problems that adam referred to massacres of hatians in the past. many decades ago, there hasn't been anything like it recently. >> no but you see the intensification in the last 25 years - what we are seeing now is a legacy of this anti-hatianism that was crystallized under the dictatorship, particularly with the genocidal massacre. when assassinated the dictatorship falls, but the rhetoric of using anti-haitian as a tool... >> as a political tool continued, because one of the top deputies was president of the dominican republic for many years. >> correct. >> how much of this is racial? because the dominican republic has an interesting relationship with race. because estimates are that more
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than 80% of dom cans have some -- dominicans have african ancestry. few identify as black. it's a dichotomy there. are they reacting to the black hatians? >> it is racial and it is racial discrimination because when the deportations - if the deportations ensue, the military and immigration officials will target people who are haitian looking, and usually that are people who are darker skinned. >> it has been happening, people have been stopped and deported mass deportations. there has been some of this going on. are you concerned that it is a tinderbox that could explode? >> absolutely. there's historical precedent. the united nations has a list of markers for genocide. i'm not being sensationalist. if you look at the dominican
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republic it satisfies most of the criteria the precedent of mass violence 1937 hatian massacre. legal exclusion. social stigma of being, you know, on a bus, and the military goes strait - not to people who are lighter skinned, but darker skinned. >> do you think we'll see the mass deportations? >> i hope not. my friends who i am in contact with tells me there's a silence in many of the communities around the country. >> i haven't been to the republic it's hard to believe it is going on. won't people come back across the border because haiti and the dominican republic share the island and that is a border that is not secure remotely. >> right. and it is a porous border more than 300 miles. and in my forthcoming back it talks about this. and what i want people to
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understand is that the rhetoric that we see here which is racial and xenophobic belies the economic reality. >> if the state community expresses concern, do you think it will stop the dub lick government from doing -- dominican republic government from doing anything? >> i hope so earlier they had to come out with a plan. >> let's hope things get under control there. good to have you with us. >> thank you coming up torrential rains cause flooding in central china. venezuelans become major league baseball stars. young venezuelans are switching from baseball to soccer. we look at why.
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torrential rains kill five in china, and four are missing.
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houses were washed away and vehicles submerged during the flooding in central china's province. more than 58,000 residence have been evacuated. rescuers say one person was saved in danger of being swept away after a minnie van was swept away. responders pulled him out with a safety rope. the rainfall is due to subside. now a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. "the guardian", without gun control - it's not like the u.s. but lethal here where it is easier to acquire guns. nothing will be same for the parishioners of the church and for those with the power to prevent it nothing will change. "the economist" agrees under the
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head line - the latest american mass shootings - despite the horrors, nothing will change in the united states. the regularity of mass killings breed familiarity, americans record them the way chinese regard air pollution a local heath hazard they are unable to address, although china is making head roads. tragic migration to europe suggests that the solution lies with the african government writing that the african union must work to solve the root causes of migration - poor governance ethnic and rivalries, corruption and human rights abuses. unlike many latin american nation, the sport of choice is baseball. soccer or football has been starting to increase in popularity. and as venezuelan teams gain more victories on the field, gsupportfield,gsupport keeps
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>> reporter: against all odds venezuela scored a winning goal against football giant colombia in the first match at the copa america. sunday's surprising result is greeted by many as a change that has been slow in the making, but could amount to something bigger. >> venezuelan footballers are improving, i see new players and goal keepers. we beat the field in the last group stage. >> reporter: overall venezuela's football record is dismal. desist the only country in south america not to have played at a world cup. and yet, according to the technical director of one of the country's biggest training schools, there are more kids playing football than baseball. >> translation: our football is at a breaking point, a wise away. having more players signed by foreign leagues
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foreign leagues it is helping. the upcoming generation is making strides thanks to the older players, and a change in our approach to training. >> reporter: venezuela has been a baseball loving country. several small victories could be the first sign that change is in the air. just as venezuelans can play soccer anywhere they can turn knif patch of grass or concrete into a baseball field. the reason for the preferences are so deem that to many it is a matter of identity. >> translation: baseball comes easier to us. we are caribbeans, we like baseball, it's just like that. we like hitting the ball hard and sliding home. brazilians were born with a ball, and we were born with a bat. in a country facing deep economic woes, another unlikely victory in the copa could mean a welcome change of luck
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at least on the playing field. napoleon bona part rode to defeat at waterloo. [ clapping ] thousands of re-enactors marked the 200th anniversary of the fateful fight on the belgium battlefield. hundreds of dignitaries were there, including prince charles and the kings of belgium and the neth. 10,000 died on the battlefield marking the end of napoli's rule. tomorrow night why the battle of waterloo is a significant moment history, and a key factor in why europe looks the way it does today that is it for this edition of al jazeera america. thanks for watching i'm antonio mora. "america tonight" is next. first, the latest on the church shooting in charleston.
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good evening. i'm antonio mora. we will start with an update on the church shooting in charleston south carolina. the alleged gunman dylann roof is in custody, arrested earlier in north carolina, and transported to south carolina. it ended